JuniorDevSG Social - December 2018

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Mavericks Consulting
1 Harbourfront Avenue, #13-03 Keppel Bay Tower,[masked]

Are you a Junior Developer or newbie in the Tech industry? Do you sometimes feel anxious about work or question your own abilities? Are you excited to be starting your career and want to celebrate your accomplishments with others? You are not alone!

With this Meetup group we hope to create a home for all things JuniorDev.

We will be hosting a bi-monthly get-together known as the JuniorDev Social. Here we socialise and connect with our fellow Juniors to swap stories and share wins or disastrous fails (yup, those are normal) all while enjoying some food and drink provided by our generous sponsors.

In the months that we’re not socialising we'll be coding! Every alternate month will see the JuniorDev Hack Night. Bring your laptops, questions and be ready to work on side hustles, tutorials, walkthroughs… or whatevs - we’ll have mentors on hand to help out.

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Come and network with the community and meet some new friends.

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How's your journey, ${AWESOME_DEV}?
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This month we will be hearing from 2 senior developers who have leveraged their tech skills in different ways.

1) Alwyn Tan
Topic: Becoming Junior Again - Staying relevant amidst change and responsibilities

Alwyn recalls seeing his senior managers being too preoccupied with their responsibilities to code when he was just starting out as a developer. In this brief and informal talk, he also describes the moments in his career when he realised that he was going to have to work harder to avoid sharing in their predicament. He then shares two approaches taken to keep coding amidst changes in the tech landscape and his responsibilities, in the hopes that other developers will be prepared when this also happens to them.

About Alwyn
Alwyn has been coding professionally since the subprime crisis, and wishes to continue doing so. He is now part of Open Government Products, a highly dynamic team within GovTech Singapore focused on delivering technology products with significant public impact, like parking.sg. Alwyn also contributes to open-source software regularly, and tries to encourage others to do likewise.

2) Shi Ling & Jia Ming
Topic: How to debug

Useful know-hows on using tools for debugging (regardless of the stack).
Part 1 - Front-end debugging: How to master the Chrome debugger to debug HTML, CSS, JS execution by Shi Ling
Part 2 - Back-end debugging: How to use debuggers and proxies to inspect variable state, call stacks and network requests by Jia Ming

Speaker bios:
Shi Ling - Co-founder and CEO of UI-licious. Used to do kung-fu, but now does code-foo. Been dev'ing since the golden era of JQuery. :)
Jia Ming - A junior developer with UI-licious

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Sponsors:
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Venue & Food sponsored by Mavericks Consulting

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Join the KopiJS Slack Chat: https://launchpass.com/kopijs
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